US Lawmakers to Hear Case for Blockchain Supply Chain

Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are set to hold a hearing on blockchain tech's use in global supply chains next week. Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - for Research and Technology, and Oversight - will meet on May 8, a newly published notice reveals. The hearing is entitled "Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods." Members of those subcommittees last held a hearing on the tech in February, when they examined possible "emerging uses" for blockchain. As CoinDesk reported at the time, the session served primarily as an informational session for U.S. lawmakers, a number of whom sought to learn more about blockchain. A representative for the SS&T Committee said at the time that members wanted insight on the "basics" of the tech and that "any potential future committee action on the subject will be informed by the…

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